In deep water:

Department of Biology researchers take on the challenge of protecting our most precious resource

Explore this global research

The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on campus. Building a strong foundation in Biology opens the door to a myriad of academic and career paths in the health and environmental science industries.

Recent news from the Department of Biology

algae bloom at Lake Tahoe beach

Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide

University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study

A hand holds an iPhone taking a. photo of a flower.

Summer Nevada Nature Blitz

Take photos of the organisms you see anywhere in Nevada, post them to iNaturalist, and experts will help you identify which species you observed!

wildfire smoke on lake tahoe

Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale

University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires